St. Charles – Big Muddy Speaker Series
The St. Charles series is held at 6:30 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month at Big A’s Restaurant in historic downtown St. Charles.
St. Charles was founded because of its location on the Missouri River. Today we are lucky to have so many experts willing to share their knowledge with us about this amazing river, its floodplain and the nature and history that surrounds it. We’re trying to keep the topics varied and interesting, but if you have an interest in the Missouri River, we think you’re going to love these.
Greenway Network is the lead organizer of the Big Muddy Speaker Series in St. Charles, with help from partners Big Muddy Adventures and Missouri River Relief.
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
The Early History of Steamboats on the Missouri River
Presentation by Historian Barbara Giles The Missouri River was never kind to steamboats, but for several decades the river served as a highway to the west, with steamboats being the main conduit of settlers and supplies for the western expansion. Barbara Giles will share highlights of this moment in American history and how steamboats played a crucial role in the settlement of the United States.
- Greenway Network
- Missouri River Relief
- Friends of Big Muddy
- Big Muddy Adventures
- Big Muddy National Fish & Wildlife Refuge
- Big A’s Restaurant
Special thanks to Big A’s Restaurant for giving us the opportunity to use their great restaurant for our series. Please support this great local business!
Free Canoe Trip!
In Spring, Summer and Fall, Big Muddy Adventures offers a free canoe trip on the Missouri River right before the presentation. Trips generally start at 4:30 and are dependent on weather and river conditions. Check the monthly presentation page for details and changes.